On Friday morning, the Libyan National Transitional Council sent an urgent Note Verbale to South Africa’s department of international relations, and “all Diplomatic Missions and International Organisations accredited to the Republic of South Africa”. The communiqué informs of the coming “massacre” in the rebel holdout of Misurata, where forces loyal to Gaddafi are undertaking an offensive push. It is a plea for help. Will anyone read it and, if so, will they care? By RICHARD POPLAK.